Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by urban hen momma, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. urban hen momma

    urban hen momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read from different sources how much and when to put raw acv in water for chickens. My question is how much does everyone put in water for chicks and do you add it all the time or do you follow the once a month for a week method?

    Currently I have been giving my 3 week old chicks one tbs per gallon... thanks!

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  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Right now I use it every time. I started out with 1 tsp per gallon and then raised it to about 2 tsp per gallon and now I use 1 tablespoon.
     
  3. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every water refill I give about 1 T
     
  4. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading up on this also and will start adding it next time I'm out to buy some.

    Thanks for the amount recommendations.
     
  5. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a big difference between the raw apple cider vinegar (such as Braggs) and the plain ACV (such as Heinz)?
     
  6. livenwpeeps

    livenwpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have tried both and found that the raw apple cider vinegar (such as Braggs) did a better job with less used. The waterers stayed cleaner. I beleive it has to do with the "mother" part of the raw product vs the plain product. I hope this helps.
     
  7. srfjeld

    srfjeld Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does the apple cider vinegar do?
     
  8. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much, livenwpeeps. I'm off to get more Braggs since I just ran out. Now, if only I can remember which grocery store carried it.
     
  9. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks so much, livenwpeeps. I'm off to get more Braggs since I just ran out. Now, if only I can remember which grocery store carried it.

    Someone else mentioned they bought it at Kroger. We don't have a local Kroger so I bought it at GNC.
     
  10. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI, you can make the "good" kind yourself. [​IMG]

    Get a bottle of Bragg's or other unpasteurized ACV. Get a gallon of the cheap stuff at the grocery store.

    Take a cup of the cheap stuff out of the gallon bottle (and make salad dressing [​IMG]). Shake the Bragg's up VERY well and add a cup of the Bragg's to the gallon bottle.

    Cover tightly and put the gallon bottle in a dark closet or cabinet.

    In 30 days, you have a bottle of the "good" stuff. You can seed future gallons of cheap stuff using this as well.

    Enjoy!
     

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